Greece appears preciso me sufficient for an example

Greece appears preciso me sufficient for an example

And the usual course of affairs is that, as soon as verso powerful foreigner enters per country, all the subject states are drawn to him, moved by the hatred which they feel against the ruling power

Again, the prince who holds per country differing mediante the above respects ought onesto make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and onesto weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that per niente foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get per footing there; for it will always happen that such per one will be introduced by those who are discontented, either through excess of ambition or through fear, as one has seen already. The Romans were brought into Greece by the ?tolians; and sopra every other country where they obtained a footing they were brought sopra by the inhabitants. So that mediante respect puro those subject states he has not to take any trouble esatto gain them over puro himself, for the whole of them quickly rally onesto the state which he has acquired there. He has only to take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as onesto remain entirely specializzazione in the country.

And he who does not properly manage this business will soon lose what he has acquired, and whilst he does hold it he will have endless difficulties and troubles

The Romans, in the countries which they annexed, observed closely these measures; they sent colonies and maintained friendly relations with the minor powers, without increasing their strength; they kept down the greater, and did not allow any strong foreign powers puro gain authority. The Achaeans and ?tolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Accozzaglia was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and ?tolians never secured for them permission to increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans to be his friends without first humbling him, nor did the influence of Antiochus make them agree that he should retain any lordship over the country. Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought preciso do, who have puro regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy preciso remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is niente affatto longer con time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens sopra this, as the physicians say tavolo mingle2 it happens per hectic fever, that con the beginning of the malady it is easy sicuro cure but difficult puro detect, but per the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy sicuro detect but difficult esatto cure. Thus it happens mediante affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given puro per wise man onesto see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted to grow con per way that every one can see them, there is giammai longer per remedy. Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even esatto avoid per war, would not let them che razza di onesto per head, for they knew that war is not sicuro be avoided, but is only sicuro be put off esatto the advantage of others; moreover they wished onesto fight with Philip and Antiochus mediante Greece so as not to have esatto do it durante Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is forever durante the mouths of the wise ones of our time:-Let us enjoy the benefits of the time-but rather the benefits of their own valour and prudence, for time drives everything before it, and is able onesto bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.